CSO100 Award 2017

Ashok started his career in IT when the industry was adapting from operating in the command prompt into Windows environment. Ashok has over 20 years of industry experience, of which 13 years he has spent in Information Security, Risk Management, Business Continuity, Audit, Compliance, and Governance. His previous positions include Director – Security Center of Excellence for Managed Security Services and Compliance, Head – IT for one of India’s well known Architectural and Engineering firms, Information Security Manager of an ITES organization, Territory Manager - Support of an IT service provider organization. As Manager – Information Security at Amazon India, Ashok is set to build a team of Information Security professionals to support Amazon’s India growth plan. As the head of the global Center of Excellence at Unisys, Ashok delivered global program management for Information Security, Quality & Service Management, Business Continuity Management, ISO audits and certifications (spanning over 100 locations globally for Quality and 30 locations globally for Information Security and Service Management), SSAE 16, SOX, MSS operational governance, MSS solution development and solution engineering. The team under Ashok combined high critical thinking skills and visual acuity, design intelligence and hands-on involvement in the design-build process in the areas of Information Security, Quality and Managed Security Services. Ashok has strived to build teams from scratch in his past engagements